Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Review: Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland Colouring Book

Hello Lovelies! By now you've probably heard of the colouring book trend. It's been hailed as the new way to beat anxiety and to calm yourself down, and now is a bit of a staple in any book shop. For a long time I'd resisted buying one for myself, because I couldn't really justify it but after seeing how stressed and anxious my sister has been recently, I decided to pick one up for her as a little gift. 

I should probably start this review by saying I'm a very anxious person. For years I used to have really bad panic attacks in almost every exam or stressful situation you could imagine. They were terrifying, but I can't tell you how good I feel now that I've conquered them. I'm still anxious, yes, but panic attacks have become a rarity for me which I never thought possible. 

One of the things you will notice as soon as you open this book is the pictures are absolutely beautiful. Trust me it's hard to even choose the first one to colour in. It's easy to get lost in the magical world Millie has created, everything is just so wonderful and pretty. 

But do colouring books really help to beat anxiety and destress? I would have to say yes. It's not like suddenly colouring in will defeat your anxiety but what makes them great is that they distract you from the stresses of everyday life. All of a sudden, your biggest and most troubling decision is what colour to use next or whether you'll actually successfully fill out a page. Me and my sister did the one above together, and it was surprisingly calming (even if I had to consult with my sister what colour to use next!). 

If you're looking to get your hands on one of Millie Marotta's beautiful colouring books, she has two (I think!) currently being sold, Animal Kingdom and Tropical Wonderland. Both retail at £9.99 which is a great price considering how long this book will last you. And if you don't want to buy it alone, share it with a sister or friend like I did - you'd be surprised how something so simple can bring people together. 

Thank you for reading lovelies! Have you given in to the colouring book trend yet? 



  1. i havent tried it yet, but I really want to! I've looked at a few on amazon and I'm very tempted :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. That is absolutely spectacular, I love all the colors that you chose to fill that tiger in! I've been seeing this book everywhere and now I know why, it's beautiful! xxxxx

  3. I LOVE these colouring books.. They've been popping up everywhere and I can't wait to try and get my hands on some when I'm back in the UK. I imagine it's a great way to de-stress and just take your mind off life for a while, and it's so lovely that you picked one up for your sister - she's lucky to have you! :) xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  4. You're such a thoughtful sister :) This book is a must have! I hope this is available in bookstores here in my country though. I haven't heard of this yet until you blogged about it and I'm glad you did! Loved the colors you and your sister picked for the tiger xx
    p.s. I just followed you on Bloglovin, I hope you can check out my blog <3

    xo, J | La Petite Fawn Blog

  5. I'm kind of thinking of getting one of these for my mum.
    She is into meditation and stuff so I'd say this is up her alley!


  6. This looks like such a pretty colouring book! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  7. I was thinking of getting one for myself but I'm absolutely horrid with anything that has to do with arts. But I know my husband's niece would be thrilled to get this and I might pick this up as a surprise gift for her.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. After buying the Calm book, which you might remember I did a post on, I've seen these EVERYWHERE! I keep putting myself off getting one because there's just so many out there, but this is so pretty! Though in all honesty, what really keeps me calm is actually drawing something from scratch. x

  9. I just came back from the bookstore and was looking at all of these coloring books! My bf really wants one. They do seem like they'd help with stress.

    Renee | Lose The Road

  10. I love these books, I got my mum one recently too!

    Emma Xx

    1. Aww that's sweet, I love them so much - they're so calming!

  11. I think I'm going to get a heap of those over summer for when i start uni...I think i will need something to calm me! The drawings are so beautiful, I'm scared I might ruin them! xx

    1. Haha I felt like that too, really didn't want to ruin how pretty the pictures are! xx


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